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Author Showcase: Joanne Van Leerdam

Joanne Van Leerdam's title "The Passing of the Night" came in at number 8 in the Best Indie Books Title of 2017.

Joanne Van Leerdam's title "Nova" came in at number 7 in the Best Indie Books Title of 2017.


Bio: In addition to writing poetry and short stories, Joanne is a teacher of English, History and Drama/Production. She is an active member and performer in her local theatre company. Her hobbies include reading, music, travel and photography.

Joanne loves travelling, and has visited many places in Australia as well as holidaying in New Zealand, Fiji, the USA and Canada at different times.

Joanne is the author of thought-provoking and profound poetry, horror and short stories. She has won a number of awards for her books 'New Horizons', ‘Nova’ and ‘The Passing of the Night’.

Books: New Horizons Nova The Passing Of The Night The Silver Feather Curious Things

"The Interview"

What is the one thing you want to tell your readers? I truly appreciate everyone who reads one of my books or reads one of my poems on my blog. Knowing that what I’ve written connects with someone and means something to them is one of the most powerful experiences I’ve had as an author.

What advice can you give to other authors? Be patient, be diligent, and make sure your writing is the absolute best that it can be.

Final thoughts about anything.

I’m both delighted and humbled by the fact that people voted two of my books into the 2017 Top 20. It can be really challenging as an Indie author to find readers and connect with them, especially when writing in a genre that isn’t as “sexy” or popular as some others. Thank you for the encouragement – it makes a huge difference!


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